Thursday, February 18, 2010

A FEW PIXS FROM FLORIDA & a Note About a few events next week

I'm having a great vacation, getting lots of sleep, eating healthy, enjoying my visit with Mom and Mike. Mike and I have photographed something of nature everyday since we got to Florida. Here's a few pixs, some may have been on FB and Twitter.

Florida has Beer, wine and Chips in the supermarket. Oh wait bad picture, they probably have chips in a liquor store and chips in supermarkets. OK well the beer and wine was near the cereal too. Key West Christmas Ornaments, it is Key West after all definitely one of the places you would be able to pick up The Village People Ornaments.

How much is that doggie in the window?
Another item at the Publix supermarket
The Rocky Statue of Key West. 65F was not keeping that guy from taking off his shirt.
Mike and I have a favorite lunch spot now

isn't he adorable?
A few calendar notes: This Saturday Third Annual Celeb bball game for Cancer Feb 20th 2010 with all proceeds going to Fox Chase Cancer Center. 12PM http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=334429
\My view every morning.
Tuesday Philadelphia magazine presents the Tenth Annual Philadelphia magazine's PHILLY COOKS!, at Loew's Hotel. Check the Philly Magazine Website or my calendar for details. Wed filmadelphiaCLASSICS- Breakfast at Tiffany's at the Prince. This is a must see movie, and you must see it on the large screen when you have a chance, here's your chance. Tickets are only $10 https://www.ticketleap.com/member/event.aspx?event_id=435D1EA1-F7E3-45A8-ABC6-ED09C199C7C
Plus there are other events next week including Shecky's Girls Night Out again. Click on Shecky's to get all the details. I went one year and it is fun, especially for girls. Check my PhillyChitChat calendar for upcoming events. I know I am booked next week everynite. See you Monday...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

PHILADELPHIA BANNER TOTE BAGS FOR SALE - Love Them!!

A week back I saw the Center City District team switch out the Philly Auto Banner's for the Philadelphia Flower Show Banner's. The Flower Show brings spring just a little closer beginning on 2/27/10 with their Black Tie Gala, which I love attending. Then the following day the Flower Show begins for an entire week. Before I attended via the Black Tie Gala, I thought the best nights to go were definitely Monday and Tuesday nights to beat the crowd.
BTW those banners, well not those or every banner, but a few of those banners are now being recycled and turned into tote bags. Earlier this month I had dinner with Laura Burkhardt and James Zeleniak at Seafood Unlimited, and Laura had one of the bags.

These fun bags are recycled from banners that hung high above Philadelphia streets. In a wonderful program developed by the Center City District of Philadelphia, each unique bag is crafted from part of a colorful, weather-resistant banner. The banners are first laundered by Philacor, a vocational program in the Philadelphia Department of Corrections. Another non-profit vocational program, Baker Industries based in North Philadelphia, makes the clean banners into totes. The 17" x 17" bag has two inside pockets and two 12" straps. Each bag is different, so be sure to order the exact bag you like. No 2 are alike, they are between $16 - $20 at select stores. and can be bought at PAFA or www.openhouseliving.com/openhouse Pretty cool I think.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ben Franklin's Birthday Celebration at Noble!

I was late for this year's University of Pennsylvania's celebration at Noble because I was out looking for that Ring Flash for Pam Anderson. I did arrive for the tail end and caught a few pictures. So I will go out and cover the good folks of the Penn Alumni again soon.

Here's my buddy Andrew Rosenthal saying a few words to the group that was gathered.

Renowned Penn historian of modern American culture and chair of the History Department Dr. Kathy Peiss will lead an informative discussion on urban nightlife in the era of World War I and the Jazz Age, a time when dancing was all the rage, alcohol became illegal, mores loosened, and a new youth culture emerged.
Noble, 2025 Sansom Street
Join the Penn Club of Philadelphia for a tour of the Love Letter Project consisting of 50 rooftop murals from 45th to 63rd streets along the Market Street corridor. We'll hop the El to view the murals and then go for a casual brunch (pay your own) afterwards at Marathon on Broad and Chestnut streets. 2/20/2010 Cost: Members: $17/ Non Members $20

Mural Arts tour guide Jim Carroll says to bring a camera for the special view of the skyline from the top of the 52rd street SEPTA stop. Jason Duran and Casey Anderson with Happier Founder Andrew Rosenthal & Elise Gilbert and friends. Missing Matt Carter off being discovered somewhere.